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ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 760G
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 1866(OC) / 1600(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • James L.
  • 7/29/2014 1:43:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks fine

Pros: I plugged it in. It powers up, it works. Nothing else to say.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I purchased this with a Sempron processor to power a NAS I was building. I put an Areca 1261 SATA RAID controller card into the PCIe slot. The processor was sold as a single-core but apparently it had a second core - which this motherboard successfully unlocked. Plugged it in, powered it up...it works. I'm not using the sound so I have no idea if there is a problem with it...the OS is NAS4Free (FreeBSD) and is embedded (running off USB stick), and it works fine. The array is an encrypted ZFS filesystem and the processor maxes out about the same time as the 1GB ethernet connection does, so I'm satisfied. Build quality of the board is good, no particular issues.

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  • David T.
  • 7/26/2014 6:36:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot so lucky

Pros: Great price and initially seemed like a good buy for my client

Cons: Board failed to POST after about 2 weeks of my client using it for their video system. This costed me a fair amount in replacing the board and a few hours of travel time.

Other Thoughts: Customer was satisfied after I replaced the board with a Biostar one. This is the first failure I've had with an Asus board. I don't expect another.

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  • Mark H.
  • 7/15/2014 1:43:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard but not sure on lifespan

Pros: I got this motherboard with a pc build bundle that came with an fx-6300 processor,case,psu,dvd/cd drive, 4gb adata ddr3 ram and 1tb wd blue for around $350.

It is a great motherboard for the price I use it as a gaming rig motherboard.

6 sata ports for great amount of storage.

As of this point it is a great first time builder board many features for upgradablilty.

Cons: No good aftermarket heatsink/fan I originally ordered a coolermaster heatsink and fan that I thought would fit but it didn't the screw holes for the heatsink backplate are irregular to the backplate that came with the heatsink which is adjustable it just didn't fit. Only 2x240 pin and limited to 8gb of ram(biostar has a board for $60 with 4x240pin). The gpu socket release feels really cheap and flemsy don't press down hard on it or it might break.

I am scared it is going to break down on me in less than a year due to the negitive reviews after buying it.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to check before you buy this board maybe there will be a better quality board for what you would pay for I only got this board because it came in a bundle. If you want to overclock go with something else.

-1 egg for those problems but lifespan is an issue for me.

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  • Joseph O.
  • 7/7/2014 8:23:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Little Board

Pros: Inexpensive board with overclocking options and PWM fan control. Handles an FX-6300 very well. Overall a very nice buy for the money. If I am happy with the price I paid for a product after using it, that is about the best Pro I can give.

Cons: None at this price point. It does everything I need it to do.

Other Thoughts: You could pay more to get a newer style bios, more RAM slots, better board cooling, etc. but for the money this board will be a hard one to beat. Excellent build quality, very nice looks, and ASUS quality. For many years I have used ASUS motherboards exclusively in my own builds and have never once been disappointed.

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  • Sandra P.
  • 7/4/2014 7:00:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful Board

Pros: Board came with everything i needed. first mdi board i bought didn't work and i bought this one and boom worked no problems. running for 2 months and stable with no issues. i wanted to try MSI and i am sorry i did asus has always been there for me and i will only buy products from them from now on.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: i recommend this product to everyone who is looking for a great board on a budget

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  • Chanh N.
  • 7/1/2014 8:02:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Display. OutDated BIOS. Not FX ready

Pros: nothing...

Cons: BIOS is outdated. Couldn't read my FX-6300. The VGA display wouldn't work. I also used the DVI display on my GPU and it still wouldn't show any display.

If you have any FX CPUs I highly recommend not buying this motherboard, even though it stated AM3+ socket and FX support.

GPU Fans would spin and stop and spin again. CD drive Opens and closes immediately after opening.

I tested the my GPU on my friends computer and it worked properly same with the CD drive. I tested his CD drive on mine and it would open and close like I stated above and to make sure I persuade him to test out his XFX 7870 Double D Edition on this motherboard and the fans would spin and stop and spin.

Unfortunately, I couldn't persuade him to let me test out his CPU so I can update the BIOS to 1401 because he has an Intel Core Processor.

Other Thoughts: Last time I am buying from Asus. Please keep your motherboard BIOS up to date.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/28/2014 11:32:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works great so far I just wish it had usb 3.0 sockets but otherwise everything is awesome and for a great price.

Cons: none .

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/26/2014 6:57:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: Just built my first PC with this. Specs.
AMD FX 6300
XFX R9 270X 4GB
This motherboard
8GB of 1600 ram
Windows 8.1

Cons: None so far. But if your going to use windows 8.1 you can't install the drivers from the disk at all. You have to get the ones of the internet. (Which I would do anyway)

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  • Jeramy G.
  • 6/24/2014 10:38:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat happened to this company? (ASUS, not Newegg)

Pros: Worked great for 4 months.

Cons: Dead in 4 months. Customer service an absolute joke.

Other Thoughts: Please note, my criticism of this product has nothing to do with Newegg. They are and always have been fantastic. ASUS on the other hand...

After working great for four months, this board dropped dead. The video and sound channels quit working entirely, and it wouldn't even power up the fan. After running numerous bench tests and swapping hardware ( including a brand new power supply and a second monitor) the only change I could affect was that after removing the system battery, the board then started to power the fan. Still no video, no sound, no boot up.

I shipped back to ASUS (it was beyond Newegg's return time), who turned around and shipped it back to me in the exact same condition. Did they even open the box? Who knows. Tech support assured me they would have tested it and found it operating at spec. How can that be on a board that has no sound, video, etc?

I spent too much time arguing/explaining all of this with a tech, who eventually decided my G-Skill memory stick was not on their list of Approved Vendors, therefore he couldn't do anything for me until I bought some different memory. All of this regardless of the fact that the board won't even power up with NO memory or peripherals attached.

I did some research and found a number of reviews on this board saying the exact same thing. Dead in 4-5 months and ASUS refuses to help. I finally bought a new board from a different manufacturer. Surprise, surprise, it booted right up and the computer has been working better than ever.

ASUS used to be one of the best but I will probably never buy from them again.

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  • jeremiah f.
  • 6/23/2014 6:21:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo VGA - No Beeps... dead

Pros: nothing... it doesn't work

Cons: Like many of the other review the motherboard didn't output to the VGA. I tried resetting the CMOS and it didn't help. The board is dead on arrival.

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